Are you troubled by a distinct lack of strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience a need for dread in your basement or attic? Do you or any of your family wish to see a spook, specter or ghost? If that’s the case, then it’s my pleasure to announce the Ghostbusters are truly… Read more

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On Nov. 16 and 17, the ballroom of the SUB was converted into a pop up market for local artists to share and sell their work in the Exit Gallery’s annual Art Market. There were a total of 25 artists featured in the market that displayed an assortment of different products. This was the first… Read more

Taken in the haze of summer smoke, the black-and-white photos featured in the University Center’s Gallery don’t need color to capture a landscape ravaged by wildfire. Pictures of the charred bark of trees, rivers winding between fire-scarred hills and a burnt tree trunk in a field of wildflo… Read more

With this year’s Brawl of the Wild taking place in Missoula on Saturday, Nov. 20, you may be in need of a spot in town to watch the big game. Some may prefer rooting for the Cats from the comfort of their own home, but for those who want to experience our imminent victory out in the wild, le… Read more

If there’s one thing we know British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is good at, it’s spinning yarns about sowing wild oats. Sheeran’s debut album “+” came out ten years ago in September and was met with positive critical response. Some may have first heard of “+” through other One Direction fa… Read more

It’s November, and the leaves are falling. They crunch under your boots as you walk on campus, and the perfectly chilly weather allows us all to wear our favorite puffy jackets. But there’s one thing missing: the perfect fall movie. That's when you turn to “Winter’s Tale,” directed by Avika … Read more

With Halloween on a Sunday this year, many students (myself included) used the whole three days to celebrate the holiday. And, what better way to kick off Halloweekend than a night of bowling, trivia and more? Last Thursday, Oct. 28, the Programs Activities and Campus Events Board (PACE) and… Read more

In the bars around Bozeman there is a group of people who are nothing less than obsessed with the game of pool. They compete for money, dominance and to refine their skills. Read more

For a simultaneous glimpse into both the beauty of human stories and the impact wrought by humans on planet Earth, look no further than MSU’s very own Museum of the Rockies, which is currently hosting a two-part special exhibit  you may particularly find interesting. Read more

Since Sept. 10, 2021, the Weaver Room at the Emerson Center for Arts & Culture has been displaying an exhibit titled “Liminal Strangeness” by Jade Lowder. Liminality relates to a space or moment of transition. A liminal “space” may be seen in a hallway, corridor or the time between being… Read more

I’ve written about a lot of poorly made movies in the past couple of weeks, so you may be surprised to hear me say that I found one I might’ve actually enjoyed (in my defense, I enjoy a lot of movies, it’s just far more fun to write about the bad ones).  Read more

In the past few weeks, the Native American Studies Department, American Indian Council and the American Indian/Alaska Native Student Success Center have been overwhelmingly busy, planning events for Indigenous People’s Day, American Indian Heritage Day, MSU Homecoming and the grand opening o… Read more

With midterms already upon us, and finals week closer than we’d like to think, the need for a study sanctuary looms larger every day. There are so many factors that go into finding the perfect spot, and it can be difficult to find the time to pick out your perfect study locale. As a seasoned… Read more

Two springs ago when the world shut down, the irreplaceable experience of a sweaty bar with live music went with it. Small independent music venues across the country experienced hardships beyond the typical thin margins of independent venues, and Bozeman was no different. Local venues such … Read more

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada, better known as IATSE if you want to avoid the mouthful, has announced that it will be striking on Monday, Oct. 18. As a film majo… Read more

It’s currently 9:53 p.m. and I’ve just returned from my trip to The Elm, the recently opened venue for live entertainment near downtown Bozeman. I was partly at a loss for words when deciding how to write this article, as Logjam Presents advertises the venue as world-class. While I’m not ent… Read more

This past summer, as I was wandering through the poetry section in Vargos Bookstore downtown (a location I frequent an embarrassing amount), I saw a book titled “Coral Sea” by Patti Smith. I was intrigued because as an avid fan of punk/folk styles of music, I had always wondered what Patti S… Read more

Every year, Inktober™ creator Jake Parker releases a list of 31 prompts meant to inspire the imagination of artists for each day of October. Parker created the event in 2009 as a way to force himself to work on his inking skills and to gain motivation. Consistency and creativity is something… Read more

In my time here as a culture writer, I’ve been given the chance to experience and review many new things. I’ve reviewed Businesses, films and now I can finally add products to the list. That being said, these won’t be the same as any “as seen on TV” products. These are items I personally enj… Read more

For many of us with a western education, the memory of being forced to read Shakespeare in English class is not a fond one. That is certainly not because Shakespeare is boring or irrelevant (on the contrary!), it is more likely because Shakespeare simply was not meant to just be read, as it … Read more

If there ever was a movie so sigh-worthy as “Caddyshack II” it would be James Wan’s 2021 flick “Malignant.” Don’t be fooled by the eye-catching poster or semi-decent Rotten Tomatoes score, because “Malignant” will get your hopes up only to drop you right on your head — that is, unless you re… Read more

It’s pretty safe to say that if you’ve had any amount of interest in painting, you’ve probably heard of Bob Ross. Even if you didn’t, who hasn’t heard of Bob Ross, right? Ever since his show “The Joy of Painting” aired during the 80s, this happy television painter has managed to capture the … Read more

Every semester at MSU’s School of Film and Photography (SFP), four to six groups of seniors and upperclassmen majoring in film produce their senior theses. This semester is no different, with six diverse projects in production. Genres range from Lynchian surrealism to live television, produc… Read more

Welcome to Hot Takes With Culture Flakes, where we get real about the “bests” and “worsts” of Bozeman. This week, we’re tackling ice cream, one of the tastiest frozen treats around. The Exponent staff breaks down the best ice creameries in the city - whether you’d rather go out and adventure… Read more

There is much that can be said about the opening of a new business. It’s a time of excitement and joy, as all the hard work put into making a dream possible comes to fruition. However, it can also be a time of worry since you have to either prove you have what it takes to keep going or fall … Read more

I am a horrible dancer. For those few that have had the displeasure of watching me shake and move in my disjointed fashion, you’ll understand. With that in mind, I do not listen to music to dance, I listen to music to create a certain headspace for myself. Music helps me focus or gets me exc… Read more

There are multiple videos and pictures of Benjamin in his final years in the Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart, but after watching the new colorized version of multiple clips of Benjamin walking, laying down, and yawning, it is hard not to feel slightly emotional. Read more

With her 2018 Album of the Year winning record “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves cemented herself in the young american psyche as an absolute icon. It could be said that her popularity in the last couple years is a driving factor in the trendiness of the western and cosmic cowgirl aesthetics, a… Read more

I will admit, when I offered to write a review of Kanye West’s new album it was more of a joke than anything, and yet here we are. In hindsight maybe I shouldn’t have said anything at all. I’m not the biggest Kanye or trap fan in the world to begin with, so feel free to take everything I say… Read more

In my time of experiencing the culture of Bozeman, I have come to learn that it is much more vibrant than I first expected. It is a town of art, history and science. And while I have been experiencing much in my short time exploring this town as a writer, there are few events that I would sa… Read more

“Inside” is a comedy special that was released on Sunday, May 30, 2021, featuring the return of Bo Burnham into the world of comedy after a five-year hiatus. Being such a widely well-received comedy special, it’s unsurprising to note that it has also been nominated for an Emmy award. This is… Read more

Thirty years ago this week, the top Billboard 200 album was Metallica’s seminal “Metallica,” otherwise known as “The Black Album.” It has been regarded as one of the best rock albums of all time, but in 1991 it seemed the age of 80s thrash metal had come and gone, with grunge taking center s… Read more

This summer, I spent my time working in prairie streams sampling fish, amphibians and reptiles in eastern Montana. Most of my time was spent hiking into a drainage, where a stream was supposed to be, and instead seeing cracked, solid dirt. If you spent the summer in Montana, you may have not… Read more

Greetings and welcome to the 2021-22 school year. It has been an interesting time to be a student during a pandemic but, as most of you have likely noticed by now things do seem to be slowly returning to normal. Read more

As everyone gets settled into their dorms, works through their busy class schedule and figures out that syllabus week means a lot more homework than expected, planning what to do with your actual free time can be more of a chore than an event. So, if you’re a freshman or a first-year student… Read more

On Tuesday, April 13, The Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy presented “The Future of Hyalite.” The Zoom meeting began with an introduction by professor Eric Austin, Ph.D., followed by professor Mark Fiege, Ph.D., who provided a short lecture on the history of the U.S. Forest Service… Read more

Life is about the journey and, for MSU student Claire Lewinski, what a journey it’s been. Diagnosed with a brain injury after a series of traumatic concussions, Lewinski decided the best way to cope and to help others cope with similar situations was to share her story with the world. In her… Read more

It all started at last week’s Exponent meeting. The burnout in the room was so apparent you could almost smell the smoke. Somewhere around page six of our review of the previous Exponent edition, my mind began to wander, eventually landing in California. The weather was warm there. From the … Read more

Indie games have been an incredibly large part of the gaming community in recent years. “Super Meat Boy,” “Binding of Isaac,” “Stardew Valley,” “Cuphead,” the list is almost endless. One indie series has managed to make a big impression lately with the third edition to its franchise. “Little… Read more

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed most aspects of our daily lives, and the movie industry is no different. In a surprising turn of events, however, one film has managed to shake up the norm of recent movie releases and provide hope for the future of the film industry.… Read more

If you attend MSU, chances are you’ve heard of the Goldwater Scholarship. From prospective student recruiting to weekly newsletters, MSU is vocal about the scholarship and the many recipients at our university. If you’re like me, however, you may not know exactly what the Goldwater Scholarsh… Read more

During the week of March 22, the MSU American Indian Council held its 45th annual powwow. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, performers from Canada to Arizona submitted videos of their hand drum and dance performances with the hashtag #2021MSUAICPOWWOW on Facebook on specific days. The submissions … Read more

It was Thursday night. It had been a horribly long week, so I had a cup of chamomile tea, went to bed early and started dreaming about a singing penguin only to be startled awake when I remembered that the Queen herself, Ms. Taylor Swift, was finally releasing “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).”  Read more

As the weather warms and flocks of prospective students arrive on MSU’s campus, the student body seems listless. The usual energy that arrives with the warm weather is somewhat supressed this year and Spring Break, or the lack thereof, may be the culprit. Read more

It’s no secret that the environment is important, especially for Montanans who often spend their free time fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing and snowboarding. With that in mind, it was no surprise to me that not only is the Bozeman Public Library hosting an Earth Day event, but they are also … Read more

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